A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.
The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.
True religion are those immutable principles that protect man permanently from the threefold suffering of disease, unhappiness, and ignorance
The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
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He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
To know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.
Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.
Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
There is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I often think that men don't understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labours of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
The words with which a child's heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.
If I remained silent and you remained silent, then who will teach the ignorant?
Ignorance is servitude, because as a man thinks, so he is; a man who does not think for himself and allows himself to be guided by the thought of another is like the beast led by a halter.
Man comes from a drop of semen and leaves as a piece of dust. He doesn't know when he came and he doesn't know when he's leaving, yet he walks on the earth thinking he knows everything.
One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.
The Greek word for "return" is nostos. Algos means "suffering." So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.
I am ignorant of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.
Of all qualities the purest is wisdom. Its unpollutable flame of light is the only effective adversary of darkness, ignorance
The greatest sin is ignorance — not knowing what life is all about. And the greatest virtue is wisdom — to know the meaning and purpose of life and its Creator... that we are one with Him, is wisdom
Refuse to be bound by karma; it is an old superstition of the ignorant to believe you cannot change your destiny.
Ignorance is the supreme disease. When one banishes ignorance he has also banished the causes of all physical, mental, and spiritual disease.
Pain is a prod to remembrance. The way of escape is through wisdom. The tragedy of death is unreal; those who shudder at it are like an ignorant actor who dies of fright on the stage when nothing more has been fired at him than a blank cartridge
All you have to do to overcome your trials is to resurrect your consciousness from the environment of spiritual ignorance
All activities are carried out by the three modes of material nature. But in ignorance, the soul, deluded by false identification with the body, thinks itself to be the doer.
Beloved Divine Mother, hide no more. Destroy the wall of my ignorance, and appear unto me in all Thy splendor.
There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.
To be born in a physical body at all is a clue that man is in soul ignorance and has not realized his identity as the formless Spirit.
Physical sickness is due to different forms of toxic conditions, infectious diseases, and accidents. Mental sickness is caused by fear, worry, anger, and similar emotional inharmonies. Soul sickness is due to man's ignorance of his true relationship with God.
Do not overeat. Most persons die as a result of greediness and of ignorance of right dietary habits.
The truth is, only fools are attached to this world. “Fools” are those who live in ignorance, those to whom the world is real because they think it is the only way of life.
The practice of introspection helps people in freeing their soul and will from ignorance, undesirable environmental influences, slavish customs, bad habits, and entanglements, by teaching them to understand and develop all the possibilities of their real soul nature, and by pointing out and eliminating their bad habits and tendencies